DES MOINES, IOWA (February 21, 2019) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate will participate in an election cybersecurity forum during the National Governors Association’s winter meeting in Washington DC on Friday. Sec Pate was invited to join a panel of election security experts for a session titled “Who is Minding the Ballot Box?”.

DES MONIES, IOWA (February 11, 2019) — Secretary of State Paul Pate announces Iowans almost broke the state record for most new businesses created in one month during January 2019. The Secretary of State’s Office processed 2,195 new business filings last month. That is just nine filings shy of the previous record of 2,204, set in March 2018.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 5, 2019) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate's initiative to enhance Iowa’s election cybersecurity is one of three finalists for the National Association of Secretaries of State’s 2019 IDEAS Award. Cybersecurity is one of the biggest issues election administrators face. Secretary Pate brought county, state and federal entities together to protect the integrity of Iowa’s elections at every level.

DES MOINES, IA (January 22, 2019) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces the hiring of Heidi Burhans as Iowa’s Administrator of Elections. Burhans will serve as a key liaison with all 99 county auditors and the Iowa Legislature. She is currently the Madison County Auditor.

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate and Hy-Vee are joining forces to pay tribute to Iowa’s military veterans. Hy-Vee stores celebrate Veterans Day each year by offering a free breakfast to all veterans and active-duty military members as a way of thanking them for their service.

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate will host a two-day College Voter Engagement Summit this Friday and Saturday at the State Capitol to help prepare students for the 2018 elections and identify best practices for non-partisan voter registration drives on campus.

DES MOINES - Polk County District Court Judge David May has issued a ruling regarding gubernatorial candidate Ron Corbett’s appeal to last week’s decision by the State Objection Panel to reject his nomination petitions. 

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces that the state’s voter registration totals are at the highest mark in the state’s history for a December prior to an election year. New data shows 1,991,419 active registered voters in Iowa.

ALTOONA – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate and the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission (EAC) partnered on Wednesday to conduct information technology workshops for county auditors and their staff. EAC Chairman Matt Masterson and Director of Testing and Certification Brian Hancock joined Secretary Pate and his staff for the Election Officials as IT Managers training at the Adventureland Inn in Altoona.

DES MOINES – Thousands of elementary, middle school and high school students across Iowa participated in Secretary of State Paul Pate’s 2017 Iowa Youth Straw Poll on Wednesday. The Straw Poll is an exercise designed to inspire civic engagement among Iowa’s youth and give them a feel for how the electoral process works.

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